Thursday, March 15, 2012

Friday's with Bri - Hockey Marathon for the Kids

Did you know that the longest hockey game ever played was in Burnaby, Vancouver; it ran for 243 hours and five minutes. That equals 10 days, 3 hours and 5 minutes of gameplay. This year from May 6th to 16th, at the Chestermere Recreational Centre, 40 people will attempt to break that Guinness World Record for the longest hockey game ever played, aiming for 254 hours of continuous game play.

They are calling this endeavour the ‘Hockey Marathon for the Kids’ and their raising funds to support the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation; the goal is to raise money for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, to purchase lifesaving technology and fund cancer research.


Duchess Kate and Diamond Marshall
We were contacted by the social media coordinator for this charity event, and how could we not want to help them raise awareness! This charity was inspired by Diamond Marshall, the little girl who greeted  William and Kate in Calgary on their royal tour of Canada. Her wish was to meet a real princess and the picture of her hugging the duchess of Cambridge has brought smiles and tears to so many people across the world. It is a constant reminder that dreams do come true.

These 40 men, including Diamond’s father, are raising this money because these doctors “need support to continue theirs efforts of saving more kids and sending them home to their families,” says Alex Halat, a member of the hockey marathon organizing committee. Please check out their website and seriously consider donating to this incredible charity. Let’s prove that, even though we may not all live in Alberta, we all stand together to give the children who face these incredible hardships a fighting chance.

Please comment below if you choose to make a donation, and let us know how much. Lets make the Project: Priceless nation a huge supporter for this great cause; because we know what having a dream is all about.

1 comment:

  1. We are donating $20 today to this event! Come on, Ottawa, get in the game. :)